Thursday, January 17, 2019

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    INEC appoints Amina Zakari as head of collation centre for elections

INEC appoints Amina Zakari as head of collation centre for elections

Amina Zakari, a national commissioner at the Independent and National Electoral Commission (INEC), has been appointed to head the collation centre of the elections.Zakari was appointed to head the committee on collation centre, one of the two committees for the election which the commission inaugurated on Thursday in Abuja.Speaking during the inauguration, Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said the committee shall [...]

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    Timi Frank: Buhari violating peace accord through campaign of terror against opposition

Timi Frank: Buhari violating peace accord through campaign of terror against opposition

Timi Frank, former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has given the national peace committee a 72-hour ultimatum to call President Muhammadu Buhari to order over "gross violation of the peace accord".The peace accord was signed by presidential candidates of different political parties ahead of the general election.In a statement on Thursday, Frank said failure to [...]

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    Fayose to Yari: Be a man and stand with your people, not with their oppressors

Fayose to Yari: Be a man and stand with your people, not with their oppressors

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti, has urged Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar, Zamfara governor, to return home and stand in defense of the people of his state.The ex-governor said Yari should not be abroad when there is a spate of killings by armed bandits and high level of insecurity in Zamfara.Fayose, south-west coordinator of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign council, released [...]

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    WAEC certificate: Presidential candidate sues INEC over non-disqualification of Buhari

WAEC certificate: Presidential candidate sues INEC over non-disqualification of Buhari

Chuks Nwachukwu, presidential candidate of All Grassroots Alliance (AGA), has asked a federal high court, Abuja, to disqualify President Muhammadu Buhari from seeking re-election.In the suit filed against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nwachuku prayed the court to disqualify Buhari for failing to produce his authentic certificate.Buhari’s West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificate has been a controversial issue since the [...]

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    All PVCs ready for collection, says INEC

All PVCs ready for collection, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has printed permanent voter cards (PVCs) for all newly registered voters between 2017 and 2018 and they are ready for collection.Mahmoud Yakubu, INEC chairman, disclosed this on Friday in Abuja after the swearing-in of Rose Oriaran-Anthony as the new secretary of the commission.Yakubu said the PVCs of those who requested for replacement [...]

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    Our politicians are not democratic, says INEC chairman

Our politicians are not democratic, says INEC chairman

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says politicians in Nigeria are not democratic.According to NAN, Yakubu made the remark at the 5th Northern Traditional Rulers General Assembly in Kaduna on Wednesday.The theme of the assembly was “Pervasive insecurity in an election year”.“Our politicians are not democratic and that is the reason why some of them keep [...]

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    Babangida Aliyu on 2019: Atiku will win if there is no rigging

Babangida Aliyu on 2019: Atiku will win if there is no rigging

Babangida Aliyu, former governor of Niger state, says Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will win the 2019 election if there is no rigging.Aliyu said this at an interactive session with reporters in Kaduna on Sunday.He urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to remain neutral in order to guarantee free, fair and [...]

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    INEC: Displaced persons outside Nigeria won’t vote in 2019

INEC: Displaced persons outside Nigeria won’t vote in 2019

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has described as untrue reports that it has made special provisions for displaced persons outside Nigeria to vote in the 2019 elections. In a statement, Festus Okoye, chairman, information and voter education of the commission, said there will be no diaspora voting during the forthcoming elections."The attention of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has [...]

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    2019: Opposition versus state institutions

2019: Opposition versus state institutions

By the time Nigeria conducts its elections in February and March next year, it will be almost 20 years since its current experiment with liberal democracy – the longest period the country has been under a civilian rule since gaining flag independence from the British in 1960.As we inch towards 2019, growing apprehensions sit side-by-side with growing optimism. For the [...]

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    Funke Egbemode: It’s a man’s world but women rule it

Funke Egbemode: It’s a man’s world but women rule it

Funke Egbemode, president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, says she agrees that it is a man's world but women rule it. Egbemode said this while speaking during a seminar organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to train Nigerian journalists on media and gender sensitive reporting of elections.She urged women in the political sphere to step up to the [...]

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    SHOCKER: ‘13.5m Nigerians’ voted manually in 2015 presidential poll — and Buhari got most of those votes

SHOCKER: ‘13.5m Nigerians’ voted manually in 2015 presidential poll — and Buhari got most of those votes

At least 13.5 million Nigerians voted manually -- without biometric accreditation -- in the 2015 presidential election, according to data from the Independent and National Electoral Commission (INEC).The data, obtained by DeepDive Intelligence, shows that President Muhammadu Buhari, then candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), won in nine of the 10 most-affected states.Notwithstanding, the non-use of PVCs during the [...]

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    Timi Frank to Abdulsalami committee: Persuade Buhari to sign electoral bill into law

Timi Frank to Abdulsalami committee: Persuade Buhari to sign electoral bill into law

Timi Frank, former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has called on the national peace committee to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the 2018 electoral bill into law.The peace committee is headed by Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state.Frank said the new electoral bill will not only ensure a free, fair and credible election, [...]

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    Fayemi closes defence before governorship tribunal

Fayemi closes defence before governorship tribunal

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, on Thursday closed his defence before the state's governorship election petition tribunal sitting at the federal high court in Abuja.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Olusola Kolapo, had filed the petition before the tribunal, challenging the declaration of Fayemi as the winner of the July 14 election.The petitioners had alleged that Fayemi's [...]

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    GEJ was counter rigged out, Nigeria would have been better off

GEJ was counter rigged out, Nigeria would have been better off

BY JONAH OBAJEUN‘My Transition Hour’ by GEJ is all that is needed now for Nigeria, for Nigerians, for PDP, for APC, for the third force (RIP), for the angry twittering young people, for 2019, for Atiku (runaway visitor-in-chief to the USA), for Obi, for Buhari, for Osinbajo (money sharer-in-chief). We are all still trapped in GEJ’s transition mood, in motion, [...]

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    Atiku’s misadventure and Buhari’s ride to success

Atiku’s misadventure and Buhari’s ride to success

BY OKANGA AGILAThe struggle of Nigeria’s former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to mount the horse as the country’s President has been legendary and sustained. Since 2003, when he deputized former President Olusegun Obasanjo (OBJ), the ambition to lead Nigeria has refused to quench like a candle in the wind.When the main opposition PDP conceded its 2019 presidential ticket to [...]

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    INEC confirms Tambuwal as PDP governorship candidate in Sokoto

INEC confirms Tambuwal as PDP governorship candidate in Sokoto

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, has been confirmed as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.Festus Okoye, national commissioner and chairman, information and voter education, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), made the confirmation while speaking with New Telegraph,.Tambuwal’s name was reportedly missing from the list released by INEC for the 2019 governorship election.Manir Dan’iya was said [...]

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